Where were the inspectors when the Corral Centre was being built?
One would think it would be part of a contract for construction of public buildings to have good accessibility from road to sidewalk. Safe accessibility is not only for the handicapped — people with balance difficulties need this, too. What about buildings used by the public, without wheelchair ramps, elevators or stair lifts?
Thanks for the help
With all the negativity surrounding the Conservative party nomination process, I wanted to say something positive for a change. I recently received exceptional service from the assistant named James where Merv Tweed’s office used to be. James was pleasant to deal with and was able to help me with my immigration problem. I have many friends who have had similar positive experiences dealing with that office. I am grateful that the government maintains an office without a MP.
No one should go hungry
Food Banks Canada recently told me that 900,000 Canadians, per month, are now using food banks; one-third of them being children and youth. They also told me that 55 per cent of food banks are reducing the amount of food that they distribute due to an increased need for food. Well, where are our government leaders on this issue? Why isn’t more money being spent on greenhouses and gardens to grow our own food? What is being done for our First Nations people up north who are on welfare and cannot afford or have no access to the healthy food because it costs too much or is not always available to them? Let’s start discussing and tackling some of these real issues that are affecting all of us as Canadians.
A dusting of concern
Wow. That’s my reaction to reading the article about crop dusting and the spray company spokesperson’s response. Wow. Seriously? Rather than taking ownership and seeking solutions to the drift, and very real results in health-care problems, the company prefers to deem these concerns of those effects as “trouble.” I, too, have been sprayed. My livestock has been covered, as well as the neighbouring organic fields — more trouble for crop companies that need to be much more careful with the jobs that they do.
Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition September 25, 2013